Job Openings

Careers at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are rewarding in more ways than one. While working at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, including at Fallingwater, you’ll experience an unusually deep sense of accomplishment, pride and camaraderie with other like-minded professionals.

Current Job Openings

Educator (Tour Guide) – Part Time

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at our Fallingwater location, seeks a highly motivated person who will provide customer service and tells the story of Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright and the history of this UNESCO World Heritage site to our visitors as an Educator (Tour Guide).

Job Duties

  • Interprets Fallingwater and aspects of grounds through guided tours.
  • Assists in monitoring the house and artifacts to protect from damage and theft, and reports incidents to appropriate staff.
  • Supports the Conservancy’s mission, cost containment, fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable.
  • Provides exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Continually refines own tours based on training, literature, self-study and information provided.

Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright and WPC and/or ability to gain and retain content knowledge
  • Ability to design tours and adjust as new information becomes available
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Previous experience as an interpreter or docent and/or experience teaching in informal or museum settings preferred
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays
  • Flexibility with schedule and hours
  • Proficiency at computer skills (Microsoft Word, Outlook and database programs)

Location: The position is based at Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa.

Position Duration: This is a regular/seasonal part-time position.

Pay: We offer a competitive salary.

Application Process: Please send a letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Educator in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Until filled

Museum Store Assistant Manager

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at our Fallingwater location, seeks a highly motivated person who will assist the museum store manager in the day-to-day operations of the Fallingwater Museum Store. The Museum Store Assistant Manager will assist the manager with overall operations, inventory control, ordering product, merchandising, customer service and personnel management. The assistant manager also acts as the museum store manager in the manager’s absence.

Qualifications

  • Five years of professional retail sales experience, with at least three years of higher-level sales experience
  • Three years of supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Buying experience and/or fulfilment/reordering experience preferred
  • Must possess visual merchandising skills and the ability to adhere to visual standards
  • Must have well-developed organization skills and be accurate with details
  • Must have outstanding customer relation’s experience and be proficient with verbal/written communications
  • Must be a team player, and have the ability to work well with others
  • Valid driver’s license is required
  • Must have excellent computer skills, including the ability to use Excel, Word and Point of Sale software
  • Prior experience with computerized inventory software is preferred
  • Flexibility with schedule and hours and ability to work weekends and holidays is required

Location: The position is based at Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa.

Position Duration: This is a full-time position with benefits.

Pay: We offer a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package.

Application Process: Please send a letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Museum Store Assistant Manager in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Until filled

Museum Store Sales Associate – Part Time

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at our Fallingwater location, seeks a highly motivated person as its Museum Store Sales Associate who will provide customer service and sells store merchandise in our museum store at Fallingwater.

Qualifications

  • Must have at least two years of sales experience, preferably in a gift shop or home store environment
  • Must be familiar with computerized Point of Sales systems and possess computer skills
  • Experience with cash handling is strongly preferred
  • Professional customer service skills and ability to communicate effectively are required
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs
  • Flexibility with schedule and hours and ability to work weekends and holidays are required

Location: The position is based at Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa.

Position Duration: This is a regular/seasonal part-time position.

Pay: We offer a competitive salary.

Application Process: Please send a letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Museum Store Sales Associate in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Until filled

Director, Information Technology

Pittsburgh, PA

Do you love technology? Do you like problem-solving? Do you consider yourself a ‘people person’ and are you interested in conservation? If so, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is seeking a thoughtful, people-centric, technical person to join the team as the Information Technology Director. This position will oversee and provide both hands-on support and strategic management for all technical activities in the organization which support conservation science, Fallingwater operations, communications, development, finance and more! The perfect candidate will be able to manage Windows servers and workstations, network devices and traffic and security, and disaster recovery while facilitating business technology conversations and maintaining an open-door culture.

Absolute Requirements - 7+ years of experience and proficiency in/with the following:

  • Windows Server Operating Systems
  • HyperV
  • Windows Desktop Operating Systems
  • Firewall configuration and management
  • End-user support and exceptional customer service
  • Helpdesk ticketing systems
  • Server, storage, networking, and end-user hardware use, installation, troubleshooting and management
  • Office 365/Azure AD management/Exchange or Exchange Online
  • Database management/maintenance (SQL Preferred)
  • Thorough understanding of basic networking principles (DNS, DHCP)
  • Backup methodologies and best practices
  • Active Directory management and maintenance
  • Application management
  • Networking and systems management best practices in a windows server environment
  • Digital and IP Phone/PBX management
  • Ability to work flexible hours, have reliable transportation, and ability to occasionally travel to other offices
  • Ability to communicate effectively via multiple channels with different partners.
  • Ability to translate business needs into technical solutions
  • Attention to detail

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs unassisted
  • Ability to lift up to 100 lbs assisted
  • Ability to see for the purposes of diagnosing issues and using a computer
  • Ability to sit, bend, and stand for 8+ hours a day
  • Ability to type for 8+ hours a day
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences

 Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • Project management experience
  • Proficiency with administrative applications such as Blackbaud’s Financial Edge, Salesforce, timed-ticketing applications, hospitality/retail sales, PCI Compliance, Sharepoint, Office 365, Siriusware and others
  • Workflow documentation
  • Budget management experience
  • People and resource management experience
  • Sharepoint customization and creation
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) experience
  • Power BI experience

 These skills are a plus

  • Salesforce support, maintenance, solution creation
  • CAArcserve DR products
  • Blackbaud products
  • Papersave
  • Siriusware
  • HTML/CSS/Angular/Javascript
  • WordPress
  • Strategic planning
  • eCommerce & eMarketing experience
  • SysAid

Location: The position is based in Pittsburgh, Pa. (This is not a fully remote position.)

Position Duration: The is a regular full-time opportunity with full benefits.

Pay: Please include salary requirements, as salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Process: Please send a letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list IT Director in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Until filled

Café Assistant

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at our Fallingwater location, seeks a highly motivated person as its Café Assistant who will provide customer service and will wait on customers in the café and assist in preparing and presentation of food.

Job Duties

  • Keeps Café clean and neat
  • Preps, cooks and plates items for Café service, grab-and-go, table service and special events as needed
  • Waits on customers, runs cash register, balances at end of day
  • Assists in maintaining inventory, monitors shortages and informs co-workers, assistant manager or manager as needed
  • Supports the Conservancy’s cost containment and fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with food preparation, cooking service and preparation
  • Good customer service and organizational skills
  • Some experience handling cash
  • Some knowledge of food preparation and presentation
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, holidays and be flexible with schedule and hours

Location: The position is based at Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa.

Position Duration: This is a regular/seasonal full-time or part-time position.

Pay: We offer a competitive salary.

Application Process: Please send a letter, résumé and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Café Assistantin the subject line.

Application Deadline: Until filled

Visitor Services Representative – Full Time

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at our Fallingwater location, seeks a highly motivated person who will be responsible for taking and updating reservations and visitor information, greeting visitors, selling admission tickets, staffing the information desk and working with internet ticket sales. The Visitor Services Representative will also assist with Fallingwater special events, as needed.

Job Duties

  • Trains and works at all areas within Visitor Services including, admissions booth, reservation office, information desk, group sales and shuttle driver when needed.
  • Communicates with individuals who are interested in Fallingwater. Completes visitor requests for information and mails brochures as requested. Answers visitors’ questions in person, on the telephone and via email, and directs visitors to proper areas.
  • Compiles end of day paperwork on a daily basis, including cash and credit card receipts.
  • Follows cash handling procedures in the admissions booth, information desk and reservations office as established by the visitors services manager, operations supervisor and finance department.
  • Tallies daily attendance numbers and assists in managing visitor flow through the control of daily reservations and visitors entering the property.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with on-site staff and work stations to ensure a smooth visitor services process by notifying all appropriate areas, including admission booth, information desk, museum shop, café and floor supervisor of reservation totals and special situations.
  • Maintains the visitor services database:
    • Enters new reservations and update existing information received by telephone, mail, email in the reservation office.
    • Compile daily summary report, generate and send email confirmations.
    • Sell tour tickets and process payments through reservations office, at admissions booth or information desk.
    • Compile daily internet sales and/or gift card redemptions and activations reports
  • Assists with reservations, information and admissions concerning special events held at Fallingwater and the Barn at Fallingwater, as requested.
  • Provides other support to special events as needed including scheduling, set-up and clean-up

 Preferred Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Good verbal and written communications skills, professional telephone etiquette and a strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work well independently and with others. Present a positive and friendly image to visitors.
  • Detail-oriented and have a working knowledge of office procedures.
  • A working knowledge of word processing and data base software
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays and flexibility with hours and schedule
  • Previous experience in handling cash
  • Accuracy and attention to detail

Location: The position is based at Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa.

Position Duration: This is a regular/seasonal full-time position.

Pay: We offer a competitive salary.

Application Process: Please send a letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Full-Time Visitor Services Representative in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Until filled

Museum Store Sales Associate – Full Time

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at our Fallingwater location, seeks a highly motivated person as its full time Museum Store Sales Associate to assists in the day-to-day operations of the Museum Store, with a focus on selling merchandise and providing excellent customer service.

Job Duties

  • Assists senior staff in daily cash receipts/closing report and item reports
  • Assists in opening and closing procedures, including cash handling and balancing register at the end of the day
  • Assists in the proper handling of inventory and takes steps to prevent damage
  • Restocks inventory in store and informs senior staff when product is low
  • Assists with end of year inventory count
  • Waits on customers and assists customers with purchases
  • Incorporates WPC’s constituent-focused customer service values in work habits and interaction with others
  • Encourages visitors to become members and sells WPC memberships in Museum Store
  • Supports the Conservancy’s cost containment and fundraising efforts and needs
  • Cleans the Museum Store and maintains its appearance

Absolute Requirements

  • At least one year of experience as a retail sales associate
  • Previous experience handling cash
  • Basic computer skills

Requirements

  • Relevant sales experience in a gift store environment or home décor
  • Excellent customer relations skills and good verbal communication skills
  • Must be a positive influence and demonstrate a professional and positive attitude and communication style with store team members, fellow co-workers and customers
  • Experience with computerized sales systems

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

Qualifications

  • Flexibility with schedule and hours and ability to work weekends and holidays is required

Location: The position is based at Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa.

Position Duration: This is a full-time hourly position with benefits.

Pay: We offer a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package.

Application Process: Please send a letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Museum Store Sales Associate - (Full Time) in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Until filled

Security Officer - Full Time and Part Time

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at our Fallingwater location, seeks two highly motivated people as full-time and part-time Security Officers. The positions will assist the director of security in maintaining the physical security systems and activities related to the protection, safeguarding and security of the Fallingwater site and WPC properties and buildings adjacent to the site. The officers provide for a secure environment for visitors and staff.

Job Duties

  • Assists director with the preventative maintenance and minor repair of security equipment as requested
  • Monitors security of buildings, collections and grounds
  • Acts as first responder to emergencies
  • Prepares incident reports and accident reports
  • Intercedes and handles disruptive visitors, as requested
  • Reports unusual incidents to Director of Security
  • Monitors video surveillance systems
  • Keeps log on security and safety related incidents
  • Supports the Conservancy’s cost containment and fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable

Absolute Requirements - 7+ years of experience and proficiency in/with the following:

  • Ability to work weekends and holidays and flexibility with schedule and hours
  • Ability to work scheduled or rotating shifts include the evening, night, and day shifts
  • Operates in all interior and exterior environments in all weather conditions
  • Act 33 and 34 clearances required within first six months of employment

Physical Requirements

  • Operates in all interior and exterior environments in all weather conditions

 Preferred Qualifications 

  • Associate degree in security related field or a minimum of two years prior security experience with high exposure to the general public
  • Security experience in a museum setting
  • Proven ability to follow detailed procedures and policies
  • Knowledge of security alarm, access control and video surveillance systems
  • Current certification in first aid and CPR
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to interact positively and professionally with visitors and staff, and remain calm under pressure

Location: The positions are based at Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa.

Position Duration: One is a full-time position with benefits and the other is a regular part-time position.

Pay: We offer a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package for the full-time opportunity. Please include salary requirements, as salary is commensurate with experience for both.

Application Process: Please send a letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Security Officer and denote your full-time or part-time preference in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Until filled

Custodian -  Part Time

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at our Fallingwater location, seeks a highly motivated person as its Custodian. The custodian will be responsible for cleaning buildings, removing debris and keeping areas neat and clean. The focus of work will mainly be at the Visitor Center Pavilion and the Barn at Fallingwater, however work may be assigned in other locations at Fallingwater as needed.

Job Duties

  • Checks restrooms at the Visitor Center Pavilion hourly and cleans restrooms and replenishes toilet paper and soap dispenser, as needed.
  • Keeps Visitor Center Pavilion swept and mopped, picks up trash, removes leaves and other debris, keeps windows clean, wipes off desk surfaces, and in the winter may be required to handle minor snow removal on steps to the pavilion. Assists Café with keeping tables clean, as needed.
  • Responds to minor maintenance issues in the pavilion and fixes or reports items needing repaired to maintenance. Visually inspects lights and changes light bulbs as needed.
  • Monitors bathroom supply needs and reports when supplies need replenished.
  • Works at the Fallingwater Barn as scheduled, sweeps and mops floors, cleans bathrooms and replenishes supplies.
  • Cleans Barn offices as scheduled, including mopping, vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, emptying trash and washing windows.
  • Assists staff with set up and clean up for special events at the Barn, ancillary buildings and museum as assigned.
  • Maintains necessary supplies at the Barn and reports any needed supply orders.
  • Assists with basic exterior maintenance at the Barn, such as sweeping and spider web removal.

Absolute Requirements 

  • Flexibility with schedule and hours is required

Requirements 

  • Understanding of janitorial procedures
  • Ability to well work independently and with others
  • Ability to effectively manage time throughout the day
  • Ability to work with cleaning fluids and other chemicals
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to climb ladders, move tables and chairs, lift up to 35 lbs and operate equipment such as brooms, mops, leaf blower, snow shovel, toilet plunger, vacuum and floor buffer.

 Preferred Qualifications 

  • Associate degree in security related field or a minimum of two years prior security experience with high exposure to the general public
  • Security experience in a museum setting
  • Proven ability to follow detailed procedures and policies
  • Knowledge of security alarm, access control and video surveillance systems
  • Current certification in first aid and CPR
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to interact positively and professionally with visitors and staff, and remain calm under pressure

Location: The positions are based at Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa.

Position Duration: This is a regular/seasonal part-time position.

Pay: Please include salary requirements, as salary is commensurate with experience

Application Process: Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Custodian in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Until filled

GIS Information Analyst

Pittsburgh, PA

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is seeking a highly motivated person to join the team as the GIS Information Analyst to manage Geographic Information System (GIS) database(s) and projects.

Job Duties

  • Provides analysis, statistics and planning
  • Oversees the generation of maps and other visual, spatially explicit communications related to geographic information and spatially explicit databases
  • Provides administrative assistance and general support on projects

Absolute Requirements

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must have the ability to work successfully with people at all levels
  • Excellent skill with databases and ArcGIS software

Requirements

  • Occasional travel required, including evenings and weekends
  • Good clerical skills
  • Must be flexible and able to handle a variety of clerical tasks
  • Possess excellent reasoning/problem-solving skills and excellent organizational skills, thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Experience with personal computers, database management and word processing
  • A bachelor’s degree plus 1-2 years of experience in a GIS related field

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Displays initiative and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, GPS units and related software

Location: The position is based in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Position Duration: The is a regular full-time opportunity with full benefits.

Pay: We offer a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package.

Application Process: Please send a letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list GIS Information Analyst in the subject line.

Application Deadline: July 25, 2021

Watershed Conservation - AmeriCorps Service Position

Indiana, PA

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is seeking (1) Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps AmeriCorps member to serve the Watershed Conservation Program for one year.  The service member will work under the supervision of assigned Watershed Conservation staff.

Job Duties

The service member will assist with implementing a variety of watershed restoration projects and aquatic surveys, in close coordination with Watershed Conservation staff.  Duties will include assisting in the areas of:

  • Water quality monitoring & assessment;
  • Watershed restoration including riparian tree plantings and instream habitat projects;
  • Volunteer training;
  • Biological survey work focusing on macroinvertebrates, various fish species, freshwater mussels, and hellbender salamanders are possible.
  • Delivering educational programs to Watershed Conservation Program constituents including K-12 programs.
  • Extensive overnight travel required.

Requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in biology, watershed science, stream ecology, environmental studies or a related field;
  • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision;
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel;
  • Able to travel to various worksites and willing to work some evenings, weekends, and overnight trips as needed.
  • The ability to conduct field research in remote locations is essential for this position.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to swim
  • Position requires the ability to traverse rugged terrain while carrying at least 50 pounds of sampling gear in a variety of weather conditions, and assist with strenuous physical duties including heavy lifting and using hand/power tools to complete construction activities.

Location: The position is based in Indiana, Pa.

Position Duration: August 20, 2021 to August 5, 2022.

Application Process: Please send a letter and resume to khorrell@paconserve.org and list Watershed AmeriCorps in the subject line.

Application Deadline: July 16, 2021

Special Events Coordinator - Fallingwater

Mill Run, PA

The special events coordinator is responsible for developing, managing and coordinating a program for various income producing venues and events for Fallingwater and The Barn at Fallingwater.

Job Duties

  • Directly responsible for business development and growing sales at the Barn at Fallingwater, to increase the weddings, social, corporate meeting sales. Attends wedding and meeting planner shows as appropriate for marketing and promotion.
  • Directly responsible for planning, all events held at The Barn at Fallingwater and Fallingwater special events.
  • Directs and supervises appropriate individuals – internally and externally – in planning an event, from conception to implementation. Gathers background information about the type of event desired; works with the group or individual holding the event, arranges for contracts and fee payment, equipment needs, catering, transportation arrangements, staffing needs, etc.
  • Develops and maintains written event planner, for all events at Fallingwater, including rental events and group meetings at The Barn at Fallingwater, and Fallingwater special events. Distributes event planner to appropriate staff.
  • Contacts all vendors and caterers to make necessary arrangements for events.
  • Notifies appropriate department heads and volunteer coordinator of special event staffing and volunteer needs for event, as needed.
  • Maintains the schedule for internal and external barn use.
  • Directly supervises setup and tear-down of all events held at The Barn at Fallingwater.
  • Assists with the Conservancy’s fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable.
  • Schedules rentals of ancillary houses on Bear Run property. Coordinates supply needs, cleaning requests, and maintenance issues with appropriate Fallingwater staff.
  • Assists with scheduling and coordinating Fallingwater photo shoots and usage for special events.

Absolute Requirements

  • Must be willing to work long hours and be able to work weekends, evenings and holidays as needed.
  • Must be computer literate and able to produce professionally written reports, project plans, proposals, letters, memos. , etc.

Requirements

  • The position requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact successfully with staff and internal and external contacts. Must be adaptable and flexible.
  • Must have very good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent project planning and organizational skills are essential. Must be detail-oriented and able to handle multiple priorities and responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Prior experience in special event coordination and managing a rental program.
  • An associate degree in marketing, hospitality management, communications or business.

Location: The position is based at Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa.

Position Duration: This is a regular full-time opportunity with full benefits.

Pay: We offer a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package.

Application Process: Please send a letter, résumé and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Special Events Coordinator in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Until filled

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy considers applicants and volunteers without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual preference, disability, marital status or veteran status. Read the WPC Equal Opportunity Employer Statement.